All students follow the National Curriculum at Key Stage Three (Years 7, 8 and 9). These subjects include: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Information Technology, Modern Languages, Physical Education, Technology, Music, Art, Personal, Social and Health Education (P.S.H.E.) and Sex Education. Religious Education is compulsory for all students unless parents make a formal request to have their son withdrawn.
In addition all boys are taught Drama, and German is introduced as an additional Modern Language in Year 8.
The Curriculum at Key Stage Four is enriched by extending the range of subjects on offer through the options system. All courses lead to formal qualifications - GCSE or GNVQ. All boys study English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Science (Double Award), P.E., R.E., P.S.H.E., a Technology and an Arts based subject.
In addition they opt for a Path leading to 8, 9 or 10 GCSEs in total. This includes a range of subjects including History, Geography, Statistics, Information Technology, Leisure and Tourism, Engineering, French and notably Enrichment Studies which includes weekly attendance at Mid-Kent College.
In addition extra curricular activities are offered such as:
Residential visits to University
Variety of Sports with teams and fixtures
Saturday School - provided by the King's School Rochester
Homework Clubs targeted at GCSE Students
Residential Visits to Europe
Variety of Department trips
We have a mini-bus to travel to out-of-school activities and fixtures.
In most subjects boys are taught in sets of ability. These are constantly reviewed to enable later developers to reach their full potential. Tutor groups are mixed ability. We have smaller class sizes for core subjects. All students are carefully monitored and mentored by staff in order for targets to be set, to ensure that positive progress is maintained. Twice each year Parents are invited to visit the school to receive a progress statement aligned to the National Curriculum or GCSE Grades. These opportunities are called Academic Review Days. A third statement is sent home at the end of the Academic Year. Staff use a variety of teaching methods to ensure the needs of all students are met and that they have full access to the Curriculum.